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The belonging tree / Maryann Cocca-Leffler ; illustrated by Kristine A. Lombardi.

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch E COCCA M (Text) 33126019961444 J New Fiction Checked out 06/19/2021
Erlanger Branch E COCCA M (Text) 33126019961469 Easy Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch E COCCA M (Text) 33126019961477 Easy Checked out 06/25/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250305138 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 1250305136 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Christy Ottaviano Books."
Summary, etc.:
A young squirrel disagrees with his parents who want to exclude such newcomers as the blue jays, chipmunks, and beavers from the squirrels' woodland neighborhood.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-7. Henry Holt.
Grades K-1. Henry Holt.
Subject: Toleration > Fiction.
Prejudices > Fiction.
Squirrels > Fiction.
Forest animals > Fiction.

  • School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2020 July

    PreS-Gr 3—Life has been pretty simple on Forest Lane. Squirrels live up in the tree and down in the tree, and the Gray squirrel family (Pa, Ma, and little Zeke) live in the middle. The neighborhood is just as it should be: Everyone helps each other out, spends time together, and eats together. Then the bluebirds come, and along with them, singing and noise. The Gray family does everything they can to to get rid of the bluebirds, and then the chipmunks arrive. They steal acorns and have a lot of crying babies. Winter arrives and Zeke is bored, though his parents are happier. With spring comes the beavers, and Pa and Ma are so frustrated, they move the family out. When Zeke gets stuck in a serendipitous storm, the potential tragedy shows the Gray family that the true meaning of being a neighbor is helping and caring for one other. With its very basic message of tolerance and inclusion, this friendly, accessible book will hit home with many readers. Beautiful watercolor illustrations bring the forest to life. VERDICT With essential themes woven into a charming story, this is a recommended general purchase.—Kristen Todd-Wurm, Middle Country P.L., NY

    Copyright 2020 School Library Journal.

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